To read the rest of the comic strip, head over to The Joy of Tech. There's a twist.
Principle / long term cost v short term cost :)
seems like there is a good reason why the adaptor costs USD$30. Lots of complex conversion going on
Having to have an adapter from old style connector to new style connector does not bother me at all — I don't think it's realistic to expect a company to keep the same connector forever.
It does bother me slightly that the new connector is not micro-USB, since it rather defeats the point of standardisation. The "adapter" carve out is a bit of a washout, to my mind.
I gather its the A/V. Old connector was analogue, the new one is digital. So the chips are needed to make it all backwards compatible...
So true this comic if we think of it.
Well, the only thing missing is Apple going the microUSB way, but I doubt they will ever do that. In a few years they will change again the connector and make some more millions.
Here's a copy and paste from when I had the HTC HD2
"for me I won’t be replacing the hd2 for years"
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This is 'you' Gavin, and a lot will change in 'years':)
November 17, 2009 | ShaunNot years... Months! How long did that HTC Hero last?
November 17, 2009 | lazyboyI have my perfect device. good camera, great large screen for viewing my photos, high quality audio, great phone, great at everything , fast.- capacitive screen for data entry. years I say ! oh and brilliant gps.
@ lazyboy my hero lasted 3 months nearly but it didnt have a strong enough gps chip and its so weak compared to the hd2 eg no camera flash
@ shaun remember this day nov 2009 :) nov 2011 I might look at some new options.
November 17, 2009 | gavinfabl"@ shaun remember this day nov 2009 :) nov 2011 I might look at some new options."
It is simply not possible, it really isn't:)
November 17, 2009 | Shaun@Gavin
There's just one problem with your "perfect device" comment; you've still got an iPod Touch tucked away in your back pocket "for games and the odd job"! ;)
November 17, 2009 | lazyboy@Gavin - didn't you say the Sony Xperia was your perfect device? Or was it one of the other ones... ;-)
November 17, 2009 | Statto